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But my gentle readers will be glad to hear well, most of you that my seventy-five years have taught me that people are much the same, whether they live in Stavanger, Norway, or Ulan Bator, Mongolia, both of which have English churches within my old diocese, the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe.
And my years as Vicar-General of that wonderful Diocese have taught me that God can be worshipped just as devoutly and effectively in churches with no birettas or incense — or even maniples.
So as I enter my second childhood, I now know a great many things that would have been quite useful in my first, and indeed in all my life It has been a full one.
I lived till I was seventeen in two towns in the Scottish Borders, south of Edinburgh. The main prison for the East of Scotland was in our parish, so the Rector and I were the Episcopalian Chaplains to the prison. Three years in the Cathedral Close were a wonderful experience, especially the daily Mass in the College chapel and daily Evensong in that glorious Cathedral.
After four years, the Bishop and I failed to see eye to eye on our views of gay rights and so I accepted an invitation from an old friend, the Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, to be his Vicar-General. From them I visited many more Chaplaincies, and then returned to London to the job of Vicar-General based in the Diocesan office, first in Kensington and then in Westminster.
Two amusing incidents from my time in Ankara: Very un-Good Friday-like roars from the young soccer-loving military attaches erupted. Every English-speaking country was represented and, although proselytizing was forbidden, nevertheless we never stopped members of other denominations joining out chaplaincies.
Ecumenical relations were wonderful, so that we used, for example, scores of Roman Catholic churches in France, Spain and Italy, Lutheran churches in Scandinavia and Germany, but not Orthodox churches in Russia or Greece.
I amassed an astonishing number of air miles. My next move was to become Dean of the Cathedral of our diocese in Gibraltar, that little bit of Britain stuck on to the southern tip of Spain. The thirty thousand or so population of Gibraltar are a marvelously friendly lot, and I was instantly at home.
It was vast, but had lovely internal courtyards and a beautiful palm-fringed garden. The formal dining room could seat twenty, and often did, and there was room for a hundred at a cocktail party inside or out.
Of course I could not have entertained like this on my own, but the Royal Navy was always very happy to supply a group of sailors, who would cook, wait on table, and clear up afterwards.
Gibraltar being situated where it is, I was also able to explore southern Spain, whose frontier was just a mile or so from the Deanery, and also Tangier in Morocco, just across the Straits of Gibraltar, whose city lights could be seen on a clear night from the Rock. I needed my biretta there to keep the sun off, though I admit a sombrero would have been more use.
Too soon for my liking, but because of an emergency, the Bishop asked me to go and take up the position of Archdeacon of Italy and Malta.
This I was to do from the Chaplaincy in Milan where the present Archdeacon had decided to go over to Rome and return to Australia at the same time.
Two never to be forgotten experiences: I had often taken part in services there, but had never been in its pulpit before. There were people in the Cathedral and I felt as though I were a mile up in the air in this vast pulpit with plenty of room for the four acolytes and a thurifer who climbed up into it with me.
But as I have written before, I was surprised and delighted to have been elected Dean of the City Center churches, the Southwark Deanery of the Diocese of Pennsylvania, which keeps me busy.
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